Aviation Maintenance Technology is a challenging career field with excellent employment opportunities.
The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program runs approximately fourteen and a half consecutive months, making this program one of fastest and most competitive in terms of completion time available. We believe that by training students and preparing them for FAA licensure in the shortest time frame possible, we provide a gateway to careers much sooner and in a more cost effective manner than other AMT training programs. Because of this schedule, please consult AMT faculty, academic advisors, or the Career and Technical Education Division concerning semester start dates. Completing courses in the sequence and schedule offered is critical to successful completion of the program.
Upon successful completion of the FAA FAR Part 147 program, students will be issued a certificate acknowledging the student’s eligibility for FAA testing. Students seeking an associate of applied science degree must also successfully complete additional general education classes. Applicants for an associate of applied science degree who are currently FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate holders may apply their A&P certificate towards the AMT portion of the A.A.S. degree.
Please note that mandatory drug screening is required prior to the first week of the program and will be scheduled by the AMT faculty. Students must pass the mandatory drug screening in order to remain in the program.
AMT Program Plans:
- Aviation Maintenance Certificate of Completion Plan (PDF)
- Aviation Maintenance Associate of Applied Science (PDF)
For information on graduation/degree requirements, call 575-624-7142.
A Success Story
Daniel Rivera wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Thanks to ENMU-Roswell, his dream of being a part of the aviation industry has come true. Since he was a child, he was around airplanes. Rivera’s father had a career in the United States Air Force and Rivera said he became an 'airplane fanatic.'
Rivera, 44, moved from El Paso, Texas to live in Roswell and pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology at ENMU-Roswell. He received that degree on May 15, 2009 in front of his wife and children, who only saw him every other weekend while he went to college. He left his job in retail sales to follow his aviation dream with the encouragement of his family. It was the first time he had been away from home. Rivera has a background in auto mechanics, so he was able to transfer his knowledge to airplane mechanics. He said the instructors were very supportive and helpful. Advisors on campus also kept him on track with his class scheduling. He was on the Dean’s List each semester. Rivera lived on campus and also worked part-time for American Eagle Airlines as a ramp operations agent.
Following graduation, Rivera returned to El Paso to find employment. He plans to continue his education, possibly in aerospace engineering. He is proud to be setting a good example for his children, ages 15 and 17, and will make sure they go to college too. "A college education is a gift--it gives you options," Rivera said. "You learn a lot, you do your best day by day and you never, ever give up. A dream is something you can accomplish."